Inside the studio with Ballet Up-Close on October 14, 2016

Join Verb Ballets in studio for an intimate performance to kick off the season on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30pm. The evening will feature the dancers of Verb Ballets showcasing a sneak peek of company works in progress. The program will also include dancers of the Fairmount Center for the Arts and the Adverb Project, a group comprised of adult student learners. Stay afterwards for a dessert reception with the dancers. Read More...

Verb Ballets Hosts Choreographer Anthony Krutzkamp

Verb Ballets is proud to welcome choreographer Anthony Krutzkamp back to the studio the week of September 19-23, 2016.  Krutzkamp danced as a principal dancer with Cincinnati Ballet and Kansas City Ballet and is now the co-artistic director of Kansas City Dance Festival and Second Company Manger for Kansas City Ballet. He will create a full company world premiere ballet titled Appropriated Memories. Read More...

Verb Ballets 2016–17 Season Kicks off 30th Anniversary Company Celebration

Verb Ballets, under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, presents dynamic programming for the 2016–17 season through bold artistry, unique style, and technical excellence. Verb Ballets begins its 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2017. The company has an exciting line-up of main-stage performances throughout Northeast Ohio and continues the Ballet Up-Close in-studio series to engage audiences in the creative process. For the second year, Ohio Dance Theatre in collaboration with Verb Ballets presents The Nutcracker at Stocker Auditorium, Lorain, Ohio. Verb Ballets continues the legacy of Heinz Poll with Work Reimagined at the Akron Civic Theatre, featuring new ballets inspired by Poll’s choreography as well as restagings of his classic works. The company begins its 30th Anniversary Celebration, which will continue through 2017, with a performance at the Breen Center, highlighting audience favorites and premieres. In April, the company tours to Taiwan for the Mix + Multi Arts Festival. The season culminates May 11–13 when the company teams up with the Taiwanese company Expression Dance Theater (Body EDT) for a shared program at Cleveland Public Theatre. The 2016–17 season reflects Verb Ballets’ mission to present the passion that drives the energy, beauty, and athleticism of dance. Read More...